Friday, December 6, 2013

A GIRL'S Guide to Making Good Choices by Elizabeth George - Review

The following post contains some advertisement. I was blessed with this book in exchange for my review.

Every girl is a beautiful creation, uniquely equipped by God to do His work in the world. But as girls are growing, changing, and making choices about the kinds of lives they will lead, they are bombarded with conflicting messages about what it means to be a woman. The media says one thing, boys say another, and friends seem obsessed with whatever is newest and coolest. As a result, girls too often hand their decisions over to those least qualified to make them.
Into the breach steps Elizabeth George, bestselling author and beloved Bible teacher. With wisdom, gentleness, and tremendous grace, she guides tween girls ages 8 to 12 through the most challenging decisions they face, teaching them to let God—not the world—define who they are. Discussing such topics as attitude, friendships, crushes, parents, school, and avoiding bad situations, Elizabeth helps girls see that the very best choice of all is a choice to live within God's will.

This book is available on Amazon and through Harvest House.

About the Author:
 Elizabeth George, whose books have sold more than 7 million copies, is the author of A Woman After God’s Own Heart® (more than 1 million copies sold) and A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart. She’s also a popular speaker at Christian women’s events. Elizabeth and her husband, Jim, are parents and grandparents, and have been active in ministry for more than 30 years.

I was blessed with this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to give a positive review.

What did I think?
I love Elizabeth George's books! This year I had a goal of getting my children started on their own personal quite time with God. Even though they are young, I want them to develop this as a lifelong habit. So this book looked like a great tool to use. Reading through the book, it is like a workbook. There is a introduction, then a storyline develops. Elizabeth uses a girl as the main character and follows through with a variety of choices she makes, some good, some bad. Then she takes Scripture and has a "Bible study" lesson, where the child can look up some Scripture and answer questions. Each chapter deals with a different choice as well as how God would want them to handle it. I really liked this book! It is a great study tool for kids to get them into the Word and thinking about the choices they make themselves every day. Elizabeth emphasises that although most kids' parents are making the big choices for them, they have smaller choices they get to make daily such as spending time with the Lord, praying, studying, obeying, choosing good friends, and much more. This book was a bit above my six year old's reading and studying abilities. She could understand it though if I read it to her at a slower pace. I would definitely recommend it if you have children from 9-12 that can read well on their own, or maybe as a family devotional that you work through together. Thumbs up for this one!!

Maybe you have a Boy also, if so check out my review of Elizabeth's husbands book A Boy's Guide to Making Really Good Choices.

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